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Carrying On: Climb On

Carrying On: Climb On

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04/18/2020

There are moments when your life depends on a single foot. As I traverse the snowy upper slopes of Colorado’s Mount Harvard at 14,400 feet in elevation, the stakes are high. One misstep here and I could conceivably fall hundreds of feet down an icy cliff. There are no ropes and no second chances. My…

I, Being Born a Woman and Having Short Hair

I, Being Born a Woman and Having Short Hair

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04/17/2020

I have short hair. Not shoulder length, not a bob, short. I cut it the day of sixth grade graduation, modeling it after Emma Watson’s then new, now infamous pixie cut. Life is subtly different with short hair. You get mistaken for a man more. You spend less on shampoo. You don’t have hair ties…

The Political Punk: A Riot of their Own

The Political Punk: A Riot of their Own

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04/17/2020

The year 2020 marks the 100th year anniversary of women’s suffrage in America. It is worth quickly reflecting on the change since the landmark amendment had passed (partially thanks to my home state and one awesome legislator’s mother who changed her son’s mind at the last minute! Go Tennessee!). These past few decades have been…

In Favor of the Double A Policy

In Favor of the Double A Policy

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03/31/2020

One thousand five hundred fifty-six student signatures. Sixty-six organizations, including three academic councils and every branch of GUSA. You’d be hard-pressed to find this level of support for any policy proposal, but the Double A Grading Proposal has just that: 1,556 signatures. Alongside students at Harvard, Yale, and a multitude of other colleges, many Georgetown…

Eyes that Gleam with Liberty Green

Eyes that Gleam with Liberty Green

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03/25/2020

“I announced this morning that I am suspending my campaign for president,” Elizabeth Warren said on March 5 with a tone that was, for her supporters, strangely hopeful. In fact, as she spoke those words, I felt a lot of conflicting emotions: sadness, pride, confusion, but most significantly, nostalgia. My mind started to paint a…

All My Friends

All My Friends

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03/16/2020

I’m standing on my Village A rooftop, looking out at the lights in Rosslyn. It’s either late on Friday or early on Saturday, depending on how you want to look at it, but it’s far too quiet. It’s kind of hard to fathom this is the last time I’ll be up here as a student….

Missing in Action: How Elite Universities Threaten K-12 Teaching

Missing in Action: How Elite Universities Threaten K-12 Teaching

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02/28/2020

Every day, over 300,000 classrooms nationwide are missing teachers. The United States currently faces an overwhelming shortage of public K-12 educators despite growing student enrollment. In teacher-training programs, the number of participants has fallen by more than a third since 2010, and in some states by as much as 80 percent. Even when people do…

If You Like It, Consider Not Putting a Ring On It

If You Like It, Consider Not Putting a Ring On It

By: and
02/28/2020

Two Voice writers trade takes. This week’s topic: marriage. Paul: Marriage is an institution of fear, not of love. Since its inception, the institution of marriage has been deeply interwoven with social, legal, and financial frameworks, and with the world at large, but not without consequences. As Mervyn Cadwallader wrote in 1966, “It spells the…


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